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8 - 13 JULY 2001

Dear Mr Dangoor

The Programme Committee for the 21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, to be held in London from 8 - 13 July 2001 has much pleasure in inviting you to present a paper. The Seminar is being organised by members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain and will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel at Hyde Park Corner.

Over 600 participants from the 80 member societies of the International Association of Jewish Genealogy Societies are expected. We are inviting other European Genealogical Societies to contribute to the programme.

The suggested subject for your paper is Babylonian Jewry but if you prefer others, this should be no problem.

We sincerely hope you will be able to accept this invitation to speak. For more information, please contact us at the addresses or numbers below.

George Rigal: 14 Pembridge Place, London W2 4BX Fax No: (0)20 7221 7302 Tel. (0)20 7229 6845

Arlene Beare:

Saul Issroff:

Some of the Speakers:

Morris Bierbrier - Tracing your Ancestry in Italy and the Ottoman Empire

Dr Nardo Bonomi - Italian Jewish Resources for Genealogy

Hal Bookbinder - Vice President, International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies - Changing Borders of Europe The Khazars

Judith Langer-Surnamer Caplan - Tombestone Translation - how to read a Hebrew Tombstone almost anywhere in the World

Frederick E Cohen - Jews in the Channel Islands during the Nazi Occupation of the Islands

Rabbi Frank Dabba-Smith - Photographs of the Holocaust: from "Propaganda" to "Bearing Witness". A comparison of Nazi Propaganda Photos with those taken by Jews or witnesses.

Professor Jerry Esterson - Jewish Given Names - A Unique Database One Name Studies - A Methodological Approach

Anton Felton - Jewish Carpets - A cultural chronicle for 4000 years

Professor Ruvin Ferber - A History of the Jews of Latvia

Dr Helen Forde - of the Public Record Office - Problems in the preservation of Archival Material

Karen Franklin - Genealogical Holdings at the Leo Baeck Centre and Archives (New York) The Centre for Jewish History, Genealogy Section, New York

Dr Stewart Green - (Paediatrician, Birmingham) - Halachic Aspects of Inherited Diseases, Genes, Jews and Genealogy

Nigel Grizzard - Who are the British? Who are the Jews?

Phyllis Horal - The Jews of Kaifeng

Professor Bruce Kahn - Genealogy on the Internet

Ezra Kahn - Genealogical sources at the library of Jews College, now the London School of Jewish Studies

Rabbi Abraham Levy - The Jews of Gibraltar

Ros Livshin - The Manchester Jewish Museum Professor

Vivian Moses and Neil Bradman - Genetics of the Jews. The Cohens and Levis

Peter Nash of Australia - China - Tracing the former European, Russian and Sephardi Communities

Steve Paulsson - Jews in Hiding, the actions of "The Joint" after the Warsaw Uprising

Miriam Rodrigues-Pereira - Bevis Marks Records, from the oldest surviving London Synagogue

Raphael Siev - The Jews of Ireland, a brief history and background

Ilana Tahan - Illustrated Hebrew Manuscripts in the British Libary

and with Hazel Dakers - British Library Genealogical Resources

Theon Wilkinson - Jewish Communities and Memorials, Cemetries, and Burials in the Near and Far East, from Aden to Japan



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